Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the United States. There are over 130 beautiful lakes and dramatic peaks and valleys carved by glaciers.

It is home to the Going to The Sun Road, one of the most scenic drives in the country, as well as several of the country’s legendary national park inns and lodges. With stunning scenery and dozens of trails, it is a hiker’s paradise.

Glacier National Park Travel Guide

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Glacier National Park at a glance

State: Montana
Main attractions: Mountains, lakes
Best time to go: Summer – early fall
Hotels/ Airbnbs: Inside the park, Whitefish, Columbia Falls
Campgrounds: Inside park and near the park
Dining: Inside the park, Whitefish, Columbia Falls
Shuttle: Yes

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About the Author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.

He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and most of the national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks. 

Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.

As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including USA Today, Time Business News, Savoteur, Best Trip, and Wired.

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